Update: This model is no longer available (things move fast with fitness equipment!). You’ll find an alternative in the Body Sculpture range, though with no feedback from buyers, I do not want to add a review here just yet. This is the BC1710, a solid looking lower price model which ticks all the main boxes. You’ll find the amazon.co.uk product page here.
Popular Alternatives at the lower budget end include the JLL JF100 Bike and some of the York Fitness home bikes too. You can check out the reviews via the links below:
Summary: Classic no-frills exercise bike. Th Body Sculpture BC1700 model is ideal for those starting their fitness journey that do not require the advanced (and expensive) options like monitors or entertainment consoles. Body Sculpture have focused on a smart looking basic bike that will get you burning calories fast – at a great price point too, see the current big reduction and read the comments left by previous buyers over at amazon.co.uk now!
The body sculpture BC1700 exercise bike does exactly what it says on the tin.
The BC1700 isn’t packed full of useless features and unique selling points. It is a plain and simple exercise bike, which is what you’re looking for. The exercise bike is a must have for any home gym. It is low intensity and low impact making it perfect for beginners who are new to fitness and ideal for the enthusiast who is a heavy user. Just because this is the budget end does not mean it is featureless. You’ll get 8 resistance levels, a computerised display showing time, distance and those all important calories burned. You’ll also get a built in pulse rate sensor – so you can make sure you are keeping your workout to a decent intensity level.
With the current big discount at amazon.co.uk this machine becomes great value for money and looks great to boot.
It’s easy to assemble, operates as it should and the 8 levels of magnetic resistance provide a varied range of difficulty making it accessible to many users. Customer feedback is good, for the price range I’d say 4 stars is a solid rating. It does seem like some people were expecting a pro or gym quality piece of kit for the < £100 price tag – though the majority of buyers seem to feel that they are getting excellent value for money.
The on-board computer is a basic touch button display, giving you feedback on your workout in the form of speed, distance, time and calories. Your heart rate is detected via pulse sensors in the handle bars.
Check out the feedback for yourself, and see the latest amazon.co.uk discount on the Body Sculpture BC1700 Exercise Bike product page.
PS: Check out this comfortable saddle, ideal for the larger rider!
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